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8.4 out of 10

Canon 20-35 mm f2.8

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Overall 10
10

Excellent!

beholdtosin, Ebay
4 February 2014
  • Summary: Amazing lens, works perfect, costs much less than its modern contemporaries and is built like a tank. I am delighted to have bought this.
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Overall 8
8.0

Old L-Lens rocks !!

wzho6084, Ebay
20 April 2013
  • Summary: Great L-Series Lens for its value now Excellent build quality and optical performance Highly recommended !!
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Overall 4
4.0

Don't even consider this lens on a full frame EOS body.

nc0b, Ebay
3 August 2012
  • Summary: This very old design L glass zoom was a total disappointment. The image in the corners using a full frame Canon 5D is just awful wide open and only gets acceptable at f/16. At f/16 and f/22 diffraction softens the central image, so it is a bad trade-off. I returned this lens and later purchased a Zeiss 18mm f/3.5 Distagon T* ZE lens. Though the Zeiss is a manual focus prime lens, everything else works on any EOS body, including green "in focus" light and beep.
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Overall 10
10

Little-known Gem of Canon's L-Series lenses. Amazing value.

flat3r1c, Ebay
26 February 2012
  • Summary: This lens is one of the classics that not many new photographers are aware of. Introduced in 1989, it originally had an MSRP of over $2300, but can now be found for a less than a quarter of that price. "L" build quality is evident, and the lens feels well balanced on crop sensor and full frame cameras alike. Color fidelity is good, and auto focus is quick and consistant.
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Overall 4
4.0

This lens is not at all sharp

skyephoto, Ebay
4 September 2010
  • Summary: This lens produces unacceptable images at all apertures. It would be fine for APS C sensors, but sucks for full frame.
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Overall 10
10

Good tool in my Wedding photog. bag

beachcomber1981, Ebay
7 March 2010
  • Summary: I shoot weddings and have been using the Sigma 24 1.8 for 2 years, mainly on a cropped sensor body for its macro capability, low light capacity and descent focal range on a crop camera during reception stuff. On tight timing situations, the Sigma's AF goosed too many shots, its slow and tracks, and having experienced the USM of Canon's 50 1.4 and 100 f2, this lens was my logical choice.
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Overall 8
8.0

decent lens

inaction215, Ebay
21 January 2010
  • Summary: This lens starts off pretty soft wide open, and has very strong vignetting even on asp-c sensors. But, once you stop down to f/4 or smaller it becomes very sharp and all the vignetting goes away. Considering this is the widest full frame lens for under $1200 it's a pretty good deal.
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Overall 10
10

Canon EF 20mm f/2.8 USM Lens

888-777, Ebay
3 November 2009
  • Summary: I have to admit that I am surprised at the sharpness and contrast of this lens. I don't know what kind of settings the two previous reviewers used but I can assure you this lens produces excellent results on Canon 30D, I own 28-70mm f/2.8, 70-200mm f/4 IS and the sharpness is about the same, as for the colors, well I am really amazed.
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bad colors, lack of detail

freewill2006, Ebay
22 August 2009
Overall 9
9.0

User Review

brn68, Fredmiranda
9 August 2009
  • Conclusion: I got mine in near mint condition on eBay. It's a great lens, a true L. I also have the 24-105L which is fine, too, but this is a totally different tool. The colors are crisp and it is tac-sharp even at 2.8. on my 5DII, I normally shoot primes and use zooms only when I'm lazy or leave the bag at home. This little gem not only feels like a prime, it also shoots like one.
  • Pros: Color rendition, contrast, sharpness, bokeh. Lightweight but sturdy. Price I paid ( 420 Euros) is still low for what you get.
  • Cons: None. Zoom range is less than 2x, but the difference btw. 20 and 35mm is huge anyway.
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